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99
100
style
Brewed by Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Style: Eisbock
Kelheim, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aventinus, the Wheat Doppelbock of Bavaria, has always been known to be the most intense and complex wheat beer in the world. This was the case for the past sixty years, but not anymore...
Up until the 1940s, Aventinus was shipped all over Bavaria in containers lacking temperature control. Consequently, the precious drink partially froze during transportation. Unaware that the brew was concentrated by the separation of water from the liquid. People were baffled by this unique version of Aventinus. By chance, the first Aventinus Eisbock was created.
Well aware of this story, Hans Peter Drexler, brewmaster of the Schneider brewery, decided to recreate this classic "mistake" in a modern controlled facility. Thus, the Aventinus Eisbock is reborn sixty years later ... Prost!

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2008
A big one... almost too much. Cloudy medium-dark brown pour. Disappointing head. Very complex tastes... malty, sour, fruity... as you can see by the other varied reviews, there are many flavors in here. I got a plummy/figgy/banana fruit and some toffee, malt, and yeast. Nice lingering flavors on the backof the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (9368) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2008
bottle, thanks to Bochum! Cloudy very dark brown colour, large head. Sweet and malty nose. Intensive flavours of malt, roasted malt, chocolate and a tiny and shy touch of coffee. Hints of berries. A very nice experience.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2008 Bottle # 2004 / 22673. Pours caramel, toffee brown with virtually no head. Floaties everywhere. Aroma: huge! dried fruits, clove, bananas, figs, bread some cherries perhaps. A bit prickly and hot in the mouth. Nice chewy malts. Slightly resembles a barley wine IMO..just a bit. Taste isnt far off from aroma. Not as sweet as I expected but every bit as boozy. Not overly thick or syrupy but it is sticky. Not bad overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2008
11.2 oz. bottle on 3/4/08. Cloudy brown pour with alarge, but loosely structured, foamy, and quickly collapsing light tan head. Caramel/molasses aroma suports a classic and distinct clove and banana character. Medium/full body, lively carbonation, and nice richness in the mouthfeel. Flavor leans toward the sweet side, the caramel being prominent, with some balance provided by a spicy bitterness coming through in the finish. The alcohol is very well hidden, making this a very drinkable, perhpas too drinkable, offering at a healthy 12%. A truly beautiful beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1296) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2008
(bottle) Pours light brown with a white head that lasts. Nice smell of brown sugar, definite wheat, and some banana esters as well. These smells all combine to create a pleasant aroma. The taste is also very good with some good wheat, toffee, brown sugar, light clove, with a little alcohol thrown in too. Medium mouthfeel, really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tnkw01 (1745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2009 Bottle. Whew! This is some good stuff! Dark brown/amber. Smelled of dried fruits, cherries, spice. Great taste. Goes straight to your head. Great beer. Everyone should try this one at least once. (Have to re-rate because of trying Kulmbacher)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
dark violet brown with a medium tan head. rich dark fruit aroma with a bready spiciness and definite alcohol note. smooth creaminess and a crisp full carbonation. toffee and plum, raisin flavors with a clear alcohol bite to it. the description tells you what to expect, a lot like aventinus but with a much higher and clearer alcohol note.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Dark brown pour with a off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of candied dark fruits, yeast, and wheat. Flavors of dark fruit, wheat, toffee, and a hint of chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8758) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 Bottle thanks to jrob_21. Pours a cloudy brown with a nice beige head. The aroma is very rich; alcohol, yeast, dark fruits, and grains. The taste is also rich and great; sweet plums, raisins, wheat and rich malts, a real alcohol presence that is great. Like a rich German cake or bread. A bunch of mud in the bottom of the glass. What a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
n0superman (7) - Piscataway, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2008 does not count
2007 bottle, this was a first for me of this style, and the first thing I noticed was the strong smell/taste of wheat and yeast. Dark brown, murky color with short lived head. Very complex flavor, begins sweet and fruity, ends a little bitter with some alcohol taste that lingers. Not bad.


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